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CAM Interest Group meetings in the European Parliament

The CAM Interest Group is an informal group of members of the European Parliament with a special interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The aims of the Interest Group are (a) putting and keeping CAM on the EU policy agenda, (b) activating a Forum for discussion and action, and (c) promoting awareness of CAM and the value of a more holistic approach to health.

This Group organises, in collaboration with EUROCAM, meetings in the European Parliament where members of the European Parliament and representatives of the CAM stakeholders — patients, healthcare professionals and manufacturers — present their views and participate in the discussions. Usually a representative from the European Commission is invited to present the Commission’s perspective. The meetings offer the opportunity to enter into active dialogue with relevant policy makers and stakeholders and for the Interest Group to make an informed decision in order to take a proactive stance on a subject that is highly relevant for large numbers of EU citizens.

An overview of the meetings:

27 June 2013
CAM: An investment in health

27 March 2012
Cancer and the contribution of CAM

11 October 2011
The need for research into health promotion and CAM

12 April 2011
Healthy ageing, chronic disease management and the potential contribution of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in these areas

16 November 2010
EU Directives are not working for products used in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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